Tag: france
Macedonia 27.07.19 | 19:55

French Ambassador Thimonier says he is shocked by the high profile extortion scandal

French Ambassador to Macedonia Christian Thimonier expressed his shock at the major racketeering scandal, which brought down Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva and raises suspicions about involvement of top Government officials. The scandal is developing just as European Union member states are considering...

World 08.07.19 | 14:04

Hailstones the size of tennis balls hit south-central France

A huge thunderstorm has bombarded the French region of Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes with hailstones the size of tennis balls, and included a record number of lightning bolts, providing for a deluge of impressive content on social media, RT reported. The meteorological calamity led to the classification by Meteo...

Macedonia 06.07.19 | 20:58

Zaev believes France and the Netherlands won’t be able to ignore his achievements in October

Following his meeting with French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe in Poznan, Zoran Zaev acknowledged that France and the Netherlands have what he called “an internal debate” over enlargement. Still, Zaev insists that the Macedonian dossier will be so strong that these two countries –...

Macedonia 19.06.19 | 11:23

Nikoloski: Corruption reports received in Brussels undermined the accession talks request

In a TV interview, VMRO-DPMNE deputy leader Aleksandar Nikoloski said that the stream of reports about corruption in the current Government are one of the reasons Macedonia was denied its request to open EU accession talks again. The Government is aware of this, but is hiding it from the public. A number...

Macedonia 29.05.19 | 13:37

French Ambassador to Macedonia can’t say for certain if France will veto the EU accession talks

French Ambassador to Macedonia Christian Thimonier said that he would not like to presuppose whether France will allow Macedonia to open EU accession talks. The European Commission today recommended opening of accession talks for Macedonia and Albania, and with the Greek veto in the European Council...

Macedonia 30.04.19 | 19:38

France presents a Balkan strategy which makes no mention of EU enlargement

The French Embassy in Macedonia published a strategy paper for the Balkans, which discusses, as President Emmanuel Macron said, stabilization but not integration of the Balkans in the European Union. The strategy solidifies French opposition to the quick opening of accession talks with Macedonia and...

World 09.02.19 | 17:54

French Yellow Vests protester loses hand after hit by a police grenade

A Yellow Vest protester lost his hand in a stun grenade incident in Paris, when French police used projectiles to try to disperse a protest. AFP reports that the fighting broke out near the French National Assembly building, when protesters tried to push their way past the barricades, and burnt down...

World 07.02.19 | 16:20

France recalls ambassador to Italy citing ‘interference’

France recalled its ambassador in Italy for consultations in Paris on Thursday citing “interference” in its internal affairs. The move comes two days after Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio traveled to Paris to meet members of the Yellow Vest movement, which has been protesting against...

World 23.01.19 | 10:52

France on alert for snowfall, Eiffel Tower closes

Light snow fell on the French capital on Tuesday, causing some minor travel and transport disruptions and closures of monuments, as well as leading some enthusiasts to go snowboarding and take pictures. A winter storm began to spread from the Atlantic coast at daybreak on Tuesday, covering Normandy,...

World 26.12.18 | 09:46

French soldier faints during La Marseillaise after Macron speech

A soldier standing less than a meter away from Emmanuel Macron fainted as a group onstage sang the French anthem “La Marseillaise” after the president’s speech for the troops stationed in Chad, RT reported. The scene was captured by a live feed on Macron’s official Twitter account that broadcast...

World 23.12.18 | 22:39

France in shock after police officer draws gun on the “Yellow Vests”

A French police officer drew his gun and pointed it at the “Yellow vest” protesters who were throwing stones and even scooters at him and badly outnumbered fellow officers. In a major escalation of the weeks long protests in Paris, police used aggressive tactics to beat down the protesters...